The first night of the Republican National Convention was this Monday. It struck a decidedly different tone than the Democrats’. Instead of misery and condemnation, Republicans struck an optimistic tone for America and its future. Afterward, a viewer called into C-SPAN to give their opinion. Revealing they were a Democrat, they said this about the convention.
While Republicans opted for a more virtual-based convention, many of the speakers still spoke live in North Carolina. The guests ranged from well-known figures like Nikki Haley and Donald Trump Jr. to recent Americans thrust into the public eye, like Mark and Patricia McCloskey—who defended their home from dangerous protesters.
The overall tone of the night’s events was optimistic and hopeful. Republicans declared their support for Donald Trump and Mike Pence, while calling out Joe Biden’s toxic socialist agenda. You don’t have to be a political pundit to see the radical contrast between the RNC and DNC. Where the Democrats were dark and hopeless, the Republicans were looking toward a bright future.
That seemed to resonate with viewers. One person, a Democrat, called into C-SPAN to let them know just what they thought of the RNC.
A caller–who identified himself as a lifelong Democrat– told C-SPAN late Monday that he will be supporting Republicans this year after being inspired on the opening night of the Republican National Convention, citing the “heartfelt way” participants “came across to the American people.”
The caller, who identified himself only as Rick, from Lorain, Ohio, told the station that he decided– in part– to change his vote because of the way Republicans embraced the word “God.”
“The people on the Democratic side, at their convention — acted like they were pushing God right out of it. And that had a lot to do with changing my mind,” he said. [Source: Fox News]
The Democrat called from Ohio said he would be voting for Trump because of how Republicans “embraced the word ‘God’” at their convention.
We pointed out last week how at least twice, Democrat delegates deliberately omitted the words “under God” when they recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Many took that as a clear sign that Democrats want nothing to do with faith, God, or even the mention of his name.
On the other hand, the official meeting of RNC delegates on Monday made a point to emphasize the words “under God” when they recited the Pledge. Clearly, the Republicans were contrasting themselves with the Democrats in nearly every way.
When Democrats aired pre-recorded speeches from home, Republicans made live appearances. When Democrats gave weak, tired, and uninspiring messages, Republicans knocked the ball out of the park with patriotic calls to action. When the Democrats spread hate, anger, and slander, Republicans emphasized faith, patriotism, and love of country.
This one caller isn’t alone in his move from Democrats to Republicans. Across the country, many blue state residents are getting fed up with the Democrats. They have to suffer through nights of rioting, looting, and destruction. Meanwhile, the liberals at CNN call it justice (because their homes aren’t being targeted) and their local leaders refuse to do anything.
Why would any hard-working American believe riots that destroy their neighborhoods are a good thing? Yet this is what Democrats are saying, as they refuse to stop them. On top of that, they promise riots will be the norm in their cities, as they defund the only group capable of stopping them. Then, when Trump called for an end of the riots and used federal law enforcement, Democrats tried to oppose him and called our officers, “Stormtroopers.”
I have a feeling “Rick” is one of millions.